Black and tan. This color combination has become one my favorites. They were our wedding colors back in early 2008 and the colors I used to decorate my desk the same year. The colors remind me of vintage romance, both warmth and mystery. I really wanted to incorporate them into the house, but didn't know what room.... till I stepped into the dining room at our new house late last year. So while we've been working on other rooms, I've slowly been bringing home the black and tan decor from work and searching for coordinating dining room furniture. So far, the only thing we have is a lovely black wine rack. We did find a dining room table, but it's currently awaiting a coat of black paint outside. The tan paint sits in the dining room as well, but I am reminded that before my husband and I know it, the room will be complete :)
Here's some of the inspiration pictures I've collected over the years.
This scan is from, I believe the Romantic Homes 'Romantic Bedrooms and Baths' from two years ago. The tan looks a little more golden here than it does in real life.
Our windows look something like this. We're looking at getting some toile valances for them. The table will be placed like the one above.
This wall color is probably the closest to the one we chose, which is Olympic's Earthy Ocher.
Hoping to find a buffet like this as well as a china cabinet.
We have a few of the patterned boxes on top that we plan to use for storage inside the linen/dish closet. I love how they organized the above closet.